Vick Out, Nick Foles Takes Over in Philadelphia

Kelly may stick with Vick until the wheels fall off

Kelly may stick with Vick until the wheels fall off

The NFC East match-up between the Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants saw some familiar events occur. The turnover woes continued for the Giants and Eagles quarterback Michael Vick sustained a hamstring injury in the first half and did not return.

Second string quarterback Nick Foles stepped in for the injured Vick and was able to hold off a surging New York offense desperate for their first win.The Eagles appeared to be in control of the game before Vick went down with injury, dominating the Giants with the read-option.

This story line is all too familiar for Vick and the Eagles fan base. Foles started off slow after replacing the injured Vick, however he was able to find his comfort zone by the end of the game, throwing a dime to tight end Brent Celek early in the fourth quarter to increase their one point lead to eight.

Foles completed 16 of his 25 passes for 197 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions. Reports out of Philadelphia suggest that Vick could be missing up to two weeks with his hamstring injury. He is receiving an MRI on Monday and will have a better grasp on the severity of his injury then.

The Eagles take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 6. Regardless of whether or not Vick or Foles is starting, the match-up is not favorable. Fantasy owners should expect Vick back no later than Week 7, so do not rush to the waiver wire to pick up Nick Foles.


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